Longest reigning WWE Champion of The Modern Era CM Punk (real name Phillip Jack Brooks) is set to kick off his new career as MMA broadcaster.
Punk’s MMA broadcasting debut will take place at the Cage Fury Fighting Championships in Atlantic City, NJ on December 14, 2018. The former WWE Superstar will be joined by Mike Gill and Brian Palakow at the desk.
After quitting WWE in 2014, the Second City Saint struck a deal with UFC and began his career as an MMA athlete. In September 2016, Punk made his much anticipated UFC/MMA debut against Mickey Gall in a losing effort. In his second UFC bout, Punk again lost to Mike Jackson via unanimous decision.
Punk is still under UFC contract as of November 2018, but it is very unlikely that he will step back inside The Octagon for the third time. Post-UFC 225 President Dana White had said that Punk would probably not fight for the promotion again.
Punk’s MMA career was quite disappointing in sharp contrast to his glorious professional wrestling career. However, the Straight Edge Society leader has one natural talent that keeps fans hooked besides his athleticism – microphone skills.
The former WWE Champion had made a name for himself with his impeccable eloquence ever since cutting the extremely famous Pipe Bomb promo. And the same gift of speech has now allowed Punk start his MMA broadcasting career come December.
Fans were left heartbroken after the Second City Saint publicly closed the door on pro-wrestling a few months ago. Although a UFC return seems very unlikely too, Punk has the golden opportunity to transition into a big role in a much bigger company if he is able to impress with his natural commentary.
Remembering his RAW and ROH spectacular commentary sessions, we at WrestlingWorld wish CM Punk good luck with his future endeavors.